Cookies and Privacy Information for Mobile Learn and BbGrader Applications

Date Published: 09/05/14
Versions: iOS and Android up to 3.0

Mobile Learn and BbGrader make use of the following cookie and related technologies for the described purposes below. These disclosures are made consistent with Blackboard privacy policies and regulations such as the EU Privacy directive. For more information visit our Privacy Center at http://www.blackboard.com/privacy/

About Cookies

A cookie is a file issued from a website, Internet based application or Internet delivered content to an end user’s connected device (e.g. web browser, smartphone, etc). Cookies may be used to uniquely identify a user. They may be used to track individual preferences and other information about a user. Blackboard products use this technology to provide secure learning experiences, track usage and manage application performance. Third party content may be embedded on pages within Blackboard products. This third party content may include cookies from the content issuer. See third party cookies (below) for more details.

How this product obtains End User Consent for Cookies

A visitor using these Applications will have analytics data gathered that are strictly necessary for security and application performance. Depending on the mobile platform in use, Blackboard mobile products may provide the user with information in the Settings page or a dialog box which informs the user that the data is being gathered.  

First Party Cookies and Related Technologies

These Applications will accept and store all cookies issued by the Learn server it connects to. Please reference the Learn cookies for a full listing. These Applications issue no cookies on its own.

Third Party Cookies

Content and Tools used in conjunction with Blackboard products may install additional cookies on your computer.   We have made an effort to collect and note these items below for disclosure.  These cookies are subject to privacy policies of the issuing site or service and not controlled by Blackboard or the institution operating Blackboard software.  Organizations using Blackboard products should examine the content provided and determine if this material is consistent with their privacy policies.  If you do not agree with the use of cookies in the following manner, as well as outlined by the applicable organization which controls the cookie, do not use the applicable product.

These Applications will accept and store all cookies issued by the Learn server it connects to. Please reference the Learn cookies for a full listing. These Applications issue no cookies on its own.

Storage of User Preferences and Personal Information

Users Preferences and Personal Information Stored Locally on your Computer or Terminal Device

This application stores user preferences and/or personal information on the terminal device or computer that accesses this product. 

Item

Description

Potential for Disclosure to Other Users

Removal

User credentials

This application optionally stores username and password

If your phone were taken and rooted/jailbroken, an attacker could retrieve your stored credentials.

Log out of these Application.

Session & Login Information

This application stores your user session locally in a cookie (noted above).  This cookie persists until you log out of the these Applications.

If you fail to log out of these Applications and lose control of your phone, the controller could use this information.

Log out of these Applications.  

Users Preferences and Personal Information Stored On the Remote Server Supporting this Application

These Applications interacts with a Learn server. All things that Learn stores hold true for these Applications .

Requesting Removal of Private Information

To remove stored materials from this service contact your local institution. 

Tracking of Activities and Usage

These Applications monitors your usage as your interact with it, and may send analytics information to third-party sources,such as Localytics. Please refer to Localytics for more information: www.localytics.com. Additionally, a record of each login to the service is stored on Blackboard servers for analytical purposes, without any username or password information. This information is collected and shared consistent with the privacy policies noted above. The laws governing such a disclosure vary, depending on where the server is stored and the application is being used. You are advised to consult counsel of our choice regarding applicable laws and regulations. Blackboard may attempt to limit the disclosure of this information consistent with Blackboard’s legal advice and our privacy policies.